As you can see from the Simmons website, leadership is central to our mission. Honors students in particular naturally gravitate toward leadership positions on campus and in the surrounding community. Pick one organization at Simmons or in the local Boston community that you would like to get involved in, and tell us how being of a member of the Honors Program will be beneficial to you in this role.
Why are you interested in the 3+1 LIS program, and how will a Bachelor‘s in Computer Science or Information Technology help you reach your Library Information Science career goals?
Please explain your interest in pursuing an engineering career, and what makes you a strong candidate for the accelerated 3+2 Combined Engineering Dual-Degree Program at Simmons and Columbia.
What is public policy and why do you want to study it in an accelerated program?
Why are you interested in becoming a social worker? What experiences have you had that prepare you for this program? What do you hope to gain from an accelerated BSW/MSW program, and how do you plan to manage the accelerated pace of this program?
Additional Honors supplemental essay: should be 500 words that addresses one of the following:
U.S. citizens are now living in an era that has been referred to as an era of "racial reckoning." What does that term mean to you? How do you think your college experience might change and/or deepen your views on race?
What have you learned about yourself, both as a student/learner and as a person, from your experiences during the pandemic? How might those lessons translate to your ability to succeed at Simmons and in the Honors Program?
The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don‘t feel obligated to do so.
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you‘ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.